La Disparition des Lucioles (The Fireflies are Gone)

Director: Sébastien Pilote Year: 2018 Run Time: 96min
La disparition des lucioles (2018)

Feeling stifled by the confines of her small town, Leo (Karelle Tremblay) is reluctant to celebrate her 18th birthday, which brings her closer to an adulthood she doesn’t want to confront. Tired of her family nagging her about her future, she rebels against them by striking up a friendship with Steve (Pierre-Luc Brilliant), her much older guitar teacher who still lives in his mother’s basement. She is fascinated by both his musical ability and lack of ambitions to do anything else, which stands in stark contrast from everyone else in her life.

A quiet and poignant exploration of small-town life, this third film from acclaimed Quebecois director Sébastien Pilote claimed the prize for Best Canadian Film at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.


Sébastien Pilote


Sébastien Pilote


Sébastien Pilote


François Papineau, Pierre-Luc Brillant, Karelle Tremblay





Closed Captioning:

English, French

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
NR Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
PG Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon